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geoengineering: The application of large-scale engineering methods to modify rock formations or other features of the natural environment;esp. (in later use) the modification of the global environment or the climate in order to counter or ameliorate climate change. (From the Oxford English Dictionary)
Geoengineering the Climate: Science, Governance and Uncertainty
Published by the Royal Society in 2009, this report looks at the potential geoengineering has to counteract anthropomorphic climate change. The report discusses potential methods for counteracting climate change and how the United Kingdom and other countries should seek to coordinate, regulate and develop guidelines for continuing research in the field of geoengineering.
Geoengineering: Governance and Technology Policy
This report from the U.S. Congressional Research Service looks at some of the policy issues raised by geoengineering - both potential social and environmental implications if the U.S. decides to adopt these new technologies as a way to mitigate climate change, or if foreign governments or entities in the private sector decide to use these technologies without U.S. or international approval.
The Ethics of Genoengineering